Ethical and Professional Practices Committee Members

Susan Jacob (Chair)
Susan Jacob, who earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University in 1981, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Central Michigan University. Her primary area of scholarship is ethical and legal issues in school psychology. Dr. Jacob currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Appointed 2004)

Laurie McGarry Klose (Co-Chair)
Dr. Laurie McGarry Klose is an Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program at Trinity University. She worked for 11 years as a faculty member in school psychology at Texas State University, including serving as the Director of Assessment for the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support and University Assessment and Counseling Clinic.  Before becoming a faculty member, Laurie worked as a school psychologist for 12 years in California, Massachusetts and Texas. Her professional interests include achievement motivation, professional identity and development, assessment and models of ethical decision making. Professional advocacy is Dr. Klose's passion and evidenced by her service in multiple capacities in the Texas Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Psychologists. (Appointed July, 2011)

Central Region

Juliette Madigan 
Juliette Madigan, M.Ed., NCSP, is retired school psychologist in Cleveland, Ohio. For many years, she practiced in the Cleveland Municipal School District and served as half-time Crisis Coordinator for the district. She served as NASP Delegate from Ohio for two terms. In 1997, Ms. Madigan was honored as Ohio School Psychologist of the Year and in 1999 served as OSPA President. Ms. Madigan is a Certificated School Psychologist with the Ohio Department of Education and a Licensed School Psychologist with the Ohio Board of Psychology. (Appointed July, 2009)

Northeast Region

Melissa Pearrow
Melissa Pearrow, Ph.D. is the Director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches courses in ethics, social, emotional and behavioral assessment, and social justice. She practiced as a school psychologist for ten years in the Quincy, MA Public Schools where she also chaired the program for students with emotional and behavioral disorders and supervised intern and practicum students. She is a Past-President of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association and has served NASP on the Strategic Planning and Convention Committees. Dr. Pearrow's research interests are in the areas of school-based mental health services and empowerment programs with urban youth. (Appointed July, 2009)

Southeast Region

Leigh Armistead
Leigh Armistead, Ed.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist who earned his specialist degree at Winthrop University and his doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He practiced in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District for fourteen years before joining the faculty of Winthrop University in 2004. Dr. Armistead's specialty areas include early intervention for reading disabilities, positive behavior support programs and the use of technology in school psychology. He teaches courses in behavior modification, exceptionalities in children, psycho-educational assessment, as well as school psychology traineeship and internship courses. Dr. Armistead is credentialed as a Psychological Associate in North Carolina. (Appointed July 2010)

Western Region

Fred Provenzano
Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in private practice in Seattle, WA. He has worked as a school psychologist and intervention specialist in public schools and in pediatric neuropsychology at the Seattle Children's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Provenzano is a Teaching Associate in the University of Washington's School Psychology training program and a visiting instructor at University of Idaho, teaching graduate courses in counseling theory, counseling practicum, consultation, and family counseling. His experience also includes supervision of pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents. Dr. Provenzano has served NASP as Washington State Delegate, Program Manager for Professional Development, Convention Chair, Leadership Development Chair, and on the Ethics Advisory Panel. Dr. Provenzano is a former president of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists, and served as the Association's Ethics Chair for six years. He completed his Ph.D. from the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Washington in 1983. (Appointed 2013)

At-Large Members

  • Brian Bartels, MEd, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

  • Dana Boccio, PhD, Adelphi University, Garden City, NJ

  • John Garruto, DEd, NCSP, Oswego City School District, Oswego, NY

  • Nate Jones, PhD, Southeastern Region Education Service Center, Bedford, NH

NASP Ethics Advisory Panel

The Ethics Advisory Panel serves as a resource for the Ethical and Professional Practices Committee. The NASP President, as well as the EPP Committee, may call upon members of the advisory panel to provide opinions and guidance in matters of professional and ethical practice, or to serve as members of Independent Appeals Committees for the adjudication of ethical complaints. Members of this panel are appointed by the NASP President for a five year term and may be reappointed.